Durbin, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 289 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.3%
 
Males: 147  (51.1%)
Females: 142  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26264.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,081 (it was $23,462 in 2000)
Durbin:

$25,081
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,792 (it was $10,937 in 2000)

Durbin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,429 (it was $31,200 in 2000)
Durbin:

$75,429
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $78,293; Detached houses: $85,427; Mobile homes: $19,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $473.

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Durbin races chart
  • White alone - 279 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Durbin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Durbin: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.7%), Irish (25.1%), English (16.2%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2732 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 489 people per square mile   (low).

Durbin, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Durbin:

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 54.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Durbin town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 18.5%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Durbin, West Virginia as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Durbin to the number of sex offenders is 145 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $265 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $233 (0.4%)

Durbin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (86.8 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (131.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (270.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Frank, WV (1.1 miles) , Bartow, WV (1.5 miles) , Green Bank, WV (3.0 miles) , Valley Head, WV (3.4 miles ), Cass, WV (3.4 miles) , Huttonsville, WV (3.7 miles ), Mill Creek, WV (3.9 miles ), Monterey, VA (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $53,000

Latitude: 38.55 N, Longitude: 79.83 W

Durbin household income distribution Durbin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-5.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Woodworkers (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (26%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)

Work and jobs in Durbin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Durbin, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Durbin-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the Durbin town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 50.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Durbin-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 205.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from Durbin center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from Durbin center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 151.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pocahontas County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Durbin topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Durbin:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 52 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 53 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Fairmont State University (about 68 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 76 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 81 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 83 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Lynchburg College (about 87 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)

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Notable location: Bartow - Frank - Durbin Fire and Rescue 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers: East Fork Greenbrier River (A), West Fork Greenbrier River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pocahontas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.1%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Durbin compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Durbin travel time to work - commute Durbin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Electricity (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Durbin town (based on Pocahontas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.87%
Here: 29.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents38.1%22.1%15.3%7.5%5.0%
Congregations47.9%6.3%12.5%10.4%4.2%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%1.9%1.6%2.8%
Congregations4.2%2.1%4.2%2.1%6.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pocahontas County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pocahontas County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

14.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

32.4%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$865
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$457
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$538
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,860

Durbin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $38,000 ($131.49)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($86.51)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($79.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($131.49)

Durbin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $37,000 ($128.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($3.46)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($38.06)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($6.92)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.46)

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Randolph County, WV  0.48% ($22,733 average AGI)
from Greenbrier County, WV  0.35% ($21,545)


4.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.48% ($42,667 average AGI)
to Randolph County, WV  0.48% ($35,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Durbin:

  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Durbin:

  • W278AL (103.5 FM; DURBIN, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAFD (100.3 FM; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV; Owner: J & K BROADCASTING, INC.)

Durbin fatal accident list:

Sep 4, 1983 02:05 AM, 250, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $1,650,000
Total average daily traffic: 125
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 160

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • E Of Us Rt 219 (Lat: 38.599278 Lon: -79.848944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQX974
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022
    Registrant: Pocahontas County 911, 1008 Jury St, Marlinton, WV 24954, Phone: (304) 799-6537, Fax: (304) 799-7355, Email:
  • E Of Us Rt 219 (Lat: 38.599278 Lon: -79.848944), Call Sign: WRE382
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2004, Expiration Date: 07/26/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2005
    Registrant: Lloyd\'s Electronics, 6801 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26104, Phone: (304) 464-5670, Fax: (304) 464-4146, Email:
  • 1 Mi E (Lat: 38.575111 Lon: -79.840889), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WNVZ968
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.3200 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021, Certifier: Ernest N Maley Jr.
    Registrant: Firstenergy Corp., 800 Cabin Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601, Phone: (724) 838-6035, Fax: (724) 830-5181, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC8AIU, Licensee ID: L01001288
    Grant Date: 04/06/2005, Expiration Date: 07/03/2015, Certifier: Ronald E Warner Jr
    Registrant: Ronald E Warner Jr, Durbin, WV 26264
  • Call Sign: KC8AJI, Licensee ID: L01001287
    Grant Date: 04/06/2005, Expiration Date: 07/03/2015, Certifier: Rose E Burner
    Registrant: Rose E Burner, Durbin, WV 26264
  • Call Sign: KC8AYM, Licensee ID: L01027432
    Grant Date: 06/08/2005, Expiration Date: 09/06/2015, Certifier: Sandra M Varner
    Registrant: Sandra M Varner, Durbin, WV 26264
  • Call Sign: KC8AYN, Licensee ID: L01027433
    Grant Date: 06/08/2005, Expiration Date: 09/06/2015, Certifier: Kenneth H Varner
    Registrant: Kenneth H Varner, Durbin, WV 26264
  • Call Sign: KC8CSG, Licensee ID: L01100528
    Grant Date: 12/29/2005, Expiration Date: 03/12/2016, Certifier: Jeffrey L Cassell
    Registrant: Jeffrey L Cassell, Durbin, WV 26264
  • Call Sign: KC8GGK, Licensee ID: L01230560
    Grant Date: 01/04/2007, Expiration Date: 03/03/2017
    Registrant: William S Ross, Hc 89 Box 13, Durbin, WV 26264
  • Call Sign: KC8IWS, Licensee ID: L01340688
    Grant Date: 11/14/2007, Expiration Date: 11/26/2017
    Registrant: Darlene L Ross, Hc 89 Box 13, Durbin, WV 26264

Most common first names in Durbin, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1075.5 years
William969.6 years
James870.6 years
John873.2 years
Mary680.2 years
Mabel484.5 years
Paul478.5 years
Bessie383.0 years
David371.6 years
Robert380.3 years
Most common last names in Durbin, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rexrode1476.9 years
Nottingham1377.8 years
Cromer978.1 years
Arbogast778.7 years
Collins774.6 years
Moore779.3 years
Simmons669.5 years
Dehaven579.2 years
Gragg578.6 years
Shinaberry568.4 years

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